Toshiba launches Windows 10 Pro-enabled enterprise AR glasses

Toshiba has announced the launch of what is claimed to be the first smart glasses product which combines industrial-grade hardware with Windows 10 Pro software.

The new dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses, which come in at less than two ounces in weight, can be seen as another step forward in the enterprise wearable and augmented reality (AR) arena. The product offers document viewing, live video calls and barcode scanning, alongside alerts and messaging, and photo and video capture.

The company adds that the usage of Windows 10 Pro will ensure the wearable ‘seamlessly integrates into an organisation’s existing infrastructure and IT security.’

“We developed the dynaEdge AR Smart Glasses to help businesses mobilise their frontline and field workers and improve business outcomes with powerful PC solutions that can go anywhere they go without being obstructive,” said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing and engineering of Toshiba’s client solutions division.

“For the first time, a Windows-based PC can be worn to provide augmented reality for the job site, and operated using voice and touch HMD technologies, keeping hands free for hands-on work.”

This is just the latest news in a space which continues to gain pace. Earlier this month, Upskill, a Washington D.C.-based AR software provider raised $17.2 million in funding to further its growth and product development, while RealWear, a company which focuses more on the hardware side of AR enterprise wearables, secured $17 million back in February.

Toshiba also announced a strategic partnership with Atheer, a provider of industrial enterprise AR solutions, as part of the software on top of Windows 10. The AiR Enterprise AR suite is aimed at field service technicians, manufacturing and repair, assembly line management, as well as remote support.

The product will be available during the second quarter of this year with prices starting at $1899.

Picture credit: Toshiba

 

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